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Ambiguities of Activism: Alter-Globalism and the Imperatives of Speed

HOOFD, INGRID M.

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ISBN 10: 1138642711 / ISBN 13: 9781138642713
Editorial: Routledge, 2015
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Título: Ambiguities of Activism: Alter-Globalism and...

Editorial: Routledge

Año de publicación: 2015

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro:NEW

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This volume provides a critical and in-depth investigation of the relationship between alter-globalist thinking and practices and their popular discourses. It examines the ways in which several alter-globalist activist groups (like Indymedia, no-borders campaigns, and forms of climate change activism), as well as left-wing intellectuals and academics (like Michael Hardt, Al Gore, Antonio Negri, Hakim Bey, and Geert Lovink), mobilize problematic discourses, tools, and divisions in an attempt to overcome gendered, raced, and classed oppressions worldwide. The book draws out how these mobilizations and theorizations, despite (or possibly because of) their liberatory claims, are actually implicated in the intensification of global hierarchies by repeatedly invoking narratives of transcendence, connection, progress, and in particular of speed. Hoofd argues that the humanist ideals that underlie all these practices paradoxically trigger increasing disenfranchisements worldwide.

About the Author:

Ingrid M. Hoofd is Assistant Professor of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore.

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